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Three area schools have teams changing classes for 2013-14 year

Prophets moving up in hoops

The IHSA released its sports classifications for the 2012-13 school year, and three area schools will see changes for certain sports.

The enrollment at Propheststown High School will increase from 281 to 295 for next school year.

The result being that its boys and girls basketball teams will now jump up a class from 1A to 2A.

The Prophets girls basketball team had won six straight 1A regional titles.

While they'll lose senior All-Area first team selections in Cassie Reiley and Riley Walters, the Prophets were still expected to be a force in 1A in the coming years.

Fulton's enrollment will decrease form 292 to 290.

That slight drop, along with the baseball and softball cutoff rising from 285 to 295 bumps them down to 1A in those two spring sports.

Last season was the first that the Steamers had spent in 2A.

The Newman Comets will still see a 1.65 multiplier applied to their enrollment of 228 for boys basketball, girls basketball and baseball, which places them in 2A.

After being in 2A last season, they will drop to 1A in volleyball because they have not won a regional in the last 5 years.

The softball team will remain in 1A.

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